The Stroller, June 2, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

Publicize your community events, fundraisers and club meetings for free in The Stroller. Send information at least a week in advance to or The Stroller, 210 Wood St., Tarentum PA 15068. Please include a daytime telephone number.

Touch-a-truck event planned Saturday in Fawn

Autism support group Powered By Love will host a touch-a-truck event from 1 to 4 pm Saturday at Tour Ed Mine, 748 Bullcreek Road, Fawn.

There will be food trucks, music, a bounce house, a car cruise, a magician and trucks and large vehicles to explore. Donations will be accepted.

For details, call Heather at 724-212-9301 or Emily at 724-859-0281.

Fundraiser to support New Ken K9 Officer Max

A celebration and fundraiser to benefit New Kensington K9 Officer Max will be from 1 to 4 pm Saturday at Voodoo Brewery, 956 Fifth Ave., New Kensington.

Hosted by 10-year-old Kaley Bastline, there will be a dunk tank, music and items donated from the Tom Hanks movie, “A Man Called Otto,” that was filmed in Pittsburgh will be raffled off.


Allison Park

Friday: The Pittsburgh North chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 9 am at Parkwood United Presbyterian Church, 4289 Mt. Royal Blvd. Those attending can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Meetings are the first and third Fridays of the month. Reservations required. Reservations: Kathy Bell, 412-855-0578.


June 11: A vendor fair will be from 9 am to 2 pm in the parish center at St. James Parish, 109 Owens View Ave. All vendors needed. Cost: $20 per table; without electricity, $15. Details: Linda, 724-882-8776.


Today: Bingo will begin at 7:15 pm at the American Legion, 845 First Ave.

East Franklin

Tuesday: Harvest Church, 143 Reed Road, will host a free program, “Know How to Keep Your Flock Safe,” from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the church. The program is for members of the clergy, lay people, church staff, ushers, greeters of any faith and emergency services professionals. Doors open at 6 pm Reservations recommended. Reservations: Details: 724-548-5643 or

East Vandergrift

Saturday and Sunday: A rummage sale will be from 9 am to 1 pm Saturday and noon to 1 pm Sunday at the basement of Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church, 420 McKinley Ave.


Today: Freeport Renaissance Association will meet at 7 pm at 1833 Coffee and Tea, 300 Fifth St. New members welcome.


Today: Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department will host bingo at 7:15 pm at the firehall, 113 Firehall Road.


Friday: Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars will have bingo at 7 pm at the post, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 6 pm, and there will be specials, a 50/50 raffle and final game jackpot.

Saturday: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature 80s trivia at 8 pm at the post, 894 Veterans Lane. Public welcome. Bring a team or form one at the post.

Saturday: A trash and treasure sale will be from 8 am to 1 pm at Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church, 1428 Broadview Blvd. Clothing will be $2 per bag and there will be a $5 box sale at 11 am Food will be available.

Saturday: Calvary Baptist Church will hold an estate sale beginning at 8 am at the church, 1207 Pacific Ave. Items will include three pianos, cookware, dishes, office supplies, silverware, PCs, a sound board, books and more. Cash only.

Kiski Township

Saturday: Boiling Springs Presbyterian Church, 1668 Route 56, will have a strawberry festival dinner from 4 to 7 pm at the church. Menu: sloppy joe or ham barbeque sandwich, macaroni salad, baked beans, strawberry short cake with Dairy Queen ice cream and drink, $10. Takeout or dine in.


Saturday: Armstrong County Historical Museum and Genealogical Society will present its third annual, “Engines at the Museum” event from noon to 4 pm at the museum, 300 N. McKean St. There will be free demonstrations of antique engines and exhibits. Free parking is available on Vine and North McKean streets and behind the museum via the North Grant Avenue entrance.


Today: The free genealogy group at Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society will meet from 11 am to 1 pm at the museum, 118 First St. Basic computer skills and face masks required. and are available. Details: Judy, 724-681-9154.

Today: A New Path Al-Anon Family Group, a free, confidential program for anyone whose life has been affected by someone else’s drinking, will meet at 7 pm in First United Methodist Church, 251 Main St.

Saturday and Wednesday: Leechburg Museum will be open from noon to 3 pm Alternate times available by appointment. Details: 724-845-8914 or

Lower Burrell

Saturday: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature the Daniels and McClain band from 8 to 11 pm at the post. Members and three guests welcome.

June 25: Church of God is accepting space reservations for a parking lot treasures sale set for 8 am to 1 pm at the church, 273 Chester Dr. Cost: $5 per space. Reservations and details: 724-335-4422 or

New Kensington

Today: Sally’s Outdoor Market will be from 2 to 6 pm Thursdays, weather permitting, at the Salvation Army, 255 Third St. There will be fresh produce, plants, baked goods, hot foods and more. Vendor spaces available. Details: 724-335-7221, ext. 106 or

Today: The Secular Organization for Sobriety/Save Our Selves (SOS) a support group for people recovering from alcohol and drug abuse, will meet at 7 pm at Lost Dreams Awakening Recovery Community Center, 408 Eighth St. Details: 724-556-0737.

Today: New Kensington Eagles Auxiliary Bingo will be at 7 pm at the aerie, 2134 Freeport Road. Doors open at 5 pm The kitchen will be open. Public welcome. Details: 724-448-7403.

Friday: East Kensington Community Circle will host a salad bingo at 6 pm in the community circle building, 1785 Seventh St. Road. Cost: $7, includes food, one board and a door prize ticket. Bingo begins at 7:30 pm Public welcome.

Saturday and Tuesday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will be open from 11 am to 1 pm Saturday and noon to 2 pm Tuesday. Items available include clothing for all members of the family, shoes and linens. First-time customers receive 15 free items. Summer clothing donations accepted during business hours.

June 18: St. John Orthodox Church, 150 Elmtree Road, is accepting orders for a pierogi sale in conjunction with its summer food festival. Varieties: potato and cheese, sauerkraut, cottage cheese and cottage cheese with sugar, $11 per dozen. Pickup: 10 am to 5 pm June 18 in the church hall. Order deadline: Monday. orders: 724-226-0942 or


Saturday: The free family movie series at Larry Mills Park, 1 Fontana Drive, will feature the movie, “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” at dusk. Gates open at 7:30 pm Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Free popcorn and games.


Saturday: “The Role of Quilts During Slavery,” with Ethel Hayden of Tarentum will be presented at 1 pm at Springdale Free Public Library, 331 School St. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

June 11: A community block party, “Second Saturdays,” will be held June through September in Springdale. Space applications are being accepted from vendors, farm stands and local artists. Details and applications:


Today: The free diaper bank at Highlands Family Center, 415 E. Fourth Ave., will be open from 9 am to 3 pm One distribution per child per month is available. Details: 724-224-9006.

Saturday: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 am to 1 pm Details: 724-224-9220.

Sept. 8 to 10: Summit Hose Co. is accepting crafter and vendor applications for its Fall Festival. No food vendors, please. Details: Tami Sudy, 878-302-5367 or


Today: The Farmer’s Market will open for the season in the Columbia Avenue parking lot. Hours are 4 to 6:30 pm Thursdays through Oct. 13.

Saturday: Bingo will begin at 7 pm at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 141 Sumner Ave. Doors open at 5:30 pm The kitchen will be open.

Through June 30: The Books & More Store at Vandergrift Public Library will have a $3 bag sale. Bags provided by the library. Items individually priced will include puzzles, DVDs, audio books and CDs. Hours: 1 to 8 pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Proceeds benefit the library.

Washington Township

Friday: Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company will have bingo at 7 pm at the firehall, 4078 Route 66. Doors open at 5:30 pm and sales start at 6 pm Free coffee. The kitchen will be open. Players must be at least 18 or accompanied by an adult.

West Deer

June 10: A free Family Fishing night will be from 6 to 9 pm at Deer Lakes Park for families with children age 5 and older with little or no fishing experience. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All equipment will be provided. The fishing license requirement is waived during the event for those 16 and older. Sponsored by the township parks and recreation board. Reservations required. Reservations:

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